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Treatment of Syphilis
In a recent lecture delivered to the Medical Society of Geneva on the "Present Treatment of Syphilis," Prof. Charles Du Bois said that syphilis can be cured, the proof of which is that today cases of reinfection are not infrequent. On the other hand, a cure is difficult to obtain. Certain medicaments are so effective that they deceive the patient as well as the physician by too rapid disappearance of all evidences of the morbid process and in this fact lies the danger. Biologic reactions are of great value if properly interpreted, but only too frequently they are misinterpreted. Every case of syphilis must be regarded as a severe case and treated as such. Experimental work is of great value, but the fact must not be lost sight of that animals present a virgin soil while man has ancestral immunity. Hence the first principle in treatment is
GENEVA. JAMA. 1927;89(5):387. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690050053025
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